Holiday presale tickets available for “America’s Got Talent” winner concert

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the winner of the 2011 “America’s Got Talent” competition who has since performed to sold-out audiences nationwide, performs a concert Friday, March 27, in Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown to benefit Youngstown State University’s Diversity Leadership Minority Scholarship endowment.

Tickets will be available during a special holiday presale Dec. 8 through 19. The presale includes tickets for the benefit dinner and concert for $50. After Dec. 19, tickets for the dinner/concert package will be $60, while concert only tickets will be $25. For information on obtaining tickets, call Stambaugh at 330-259-0555.

Proceeds from the dinner at 5:30 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. benefit the YSU Diversity Leadership Minority Scholarship fund, established in 2009 to recognize students from all ethnic minority groups whose leadership activities and/or organizations promote diversity and inclusiveness on campus and in the community. The dinner will include awarding the annual Diversity Leadership Awards and the Diversity Leadership Minority Scholarship. For more information, visit http://web.ysu.edu/dma or call 330-941-3370. The event is presented by the YSU Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Walmart and also sponsored by WKBN 27 First News, the Centofanti Center for the Health and Wellness of Vulnerable Populations and the YSU Foundation.

Murphy, a native of West Virginia, walked away with the “America’s Got Talent” $1 million first prize three years ago by wooing judges with renditions of classic hits from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Cab Calloway. He has since released two albums, “That’s Life” and “Christmas Made for Two,” and performed across the nation, from Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas to the New York’s Apollo Theatre. He has appeared on The Today Show, The View, CNN, Fox and Friends, The Wendy Williams Show, The Talk, Anderson Cooper, Tom Joyner, Sirius XM, NPR and dozens of other outlets. He also is the co-author of the book, “Landau: From Washing Cars to Hollywood Star,” which debuted at #1 on the Amazon.com Jazz Book chart. For more information, visit http://www.landaumurphyjr.com/.